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Animal Management BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Basingstoke College of Technology

Course description

You will receive instruction, guidance and encouragement to practise and develop the skills necessary to achieve the award. The course covers a wide range of subjects including:

  • Animal Health
  • Animal Biology
  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Animal Handling
  • Investigative Project in Animal Management
  • Work Related Experience in Animal Management
  • Animal Nursing
  • Animal Welfare and Breed Development
  • Animal behaviour
  • Aquatics Management
  • Exotic Animal Health and Husbandry
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation
  • Farm Livestock Husbandry
  • Zoo Animal Health and Husbandry
  • Principles of Ecology
  • Plan and Monitor Animal Feeding
  • Manage Animal Accommodation
  • Animal Nutrition.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs grade A*- C (to include English, Maths and preferably Science) or a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care (Merit). 

Mature students are welcome.

All students must provide evidence of valid tetanus immunisation.


The course is continuously assessed through assignments, projects and case studies. Students will develop a responsible and co-operative approach to working on their own and in groups. The course uses practical activities, presentations and involvement with local businesses wherever possible.

Financial information

If you are aged 16-18, tuition and registration fees are free. 
If you are aged 19 or over, tuition and registration fees are payable at the start of each year of study; please ask for details.
If you are aged 24 or over, you may be eligible for a Student Loan to assist with your fees; please ask for details.

Future opportunities

This course is a recognised route into Higher Education. Students may progress to a Higher National Diploma or Degree course.

Employment opportunities include animal sector (kennels, catteries, pet shops, animal welfare organisations, animal collections, etc) at supervisory or managerial levels based on ability and experience.

Further information

This course offers appropriate work experience to complement the knowledge and skills you will learn at College. It includes a number of visits including Crufts Dog Show, Marwell Zoo, London Zoo, Natural History Museum, Monkey World, Birdworld, Laverstoke Park Farm, Mill Cottage Farm Experience and Hawk Conservancy. 

It is expected that costs will be up to £100 per year to cover books, travel, and enrichment activities.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Basingstoke College of Technology directly.

Last updated date: 27 January 2016

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